Building P&S armies in 28mm is not only very expensive (although less so since Warlord started with their plastics) but is epecially space-consuming. Having played one BP game too many witrh 28mm troops lined up from table edge to table edge in six ranks deep I decided for something smaller. 20mm had little to offer for the period, I don't like 15mm because it doesn't look nearly as good as 20mm and takes up the same amount of space but 10mm seemed the perfect compromise.
Having decided this I looked around for a manufacturer and Pendraken seemed the best choice in quality per euro. So I ordered an army!
The painting was a joy. Here are the first examples of Ordnance and Foot, based for P&S on 1 inch square bases.
Medium gun with horse and limber
A separate horse and limber stand to well, unlimber the gun actually...
Hence an unlimbered gun and crew.
The Battallia, 24 shotte and 24 pike drawn up in block-and-wings. The small stands actually enable all kinds of formations like a massive tercio, loose Swedish Brigade and march columns and such. The house in the background is a scaled down papercraft building. Of course, since 10mm is a first for me, I need lots of new scaled-down terrain!
Close up of the pike command stand.
Pike in march column
And finally the unit drawn up to receive cavalry (hedgehog in the P&S rules).
I was amazed at the amount of detail available on such a small scale and at the same time the ease with which you could paint them. A joy! I still have a few hundred to go, so stay tuned. Cuirassiers and medium horse are next!